The 3 "Right" Ways to Calculate Attrition

Joshua Grimes
January 31, 2014
Attrition can be calculated three ways, based on lost profits, 100% of room rate or anticipated hotel revenues. Planners and hoteliers must agree on which is best.

Decoding International Travel Warnings

Joshua Grimes
October 22, 2013
Planners should read and consider international travel advisories. But they can be overly cautious. Consider the advisories and decide whether a meeting destination is safe for meeting attendees.

Gun totin at meetings: Should it be allowed?

Joan Eisenstodt
October 11, 2013
If someone carries a gun and isn't explicitly asked to not carry (if the laws of the jurisdiction of the meeting allow) at a meeting, why would they think to leave it at home? In their hotel room? In their vehicle?

How Does Obamacare Affect Meeting Employees and Contractors?

Joshua Grimes
October 7, 2013
Obamacare is causing the IRS to examine meeting industry contractors to make sure they're not really employees. Contractors should take steps to protect their status.

The Attrition & Rebooking Puzzle - Further Explained

Joshua Grimes
September 5, 2013
When a hotel charges attrition damages, it may collect from more than one group. Planners must take steps if they want to ensure that their rooms are sold before others, and to be sure the right amount of damages are charged.

Unsold Rooms Credit: Is a Hotel Obligated?

Joshua Grimes
August 19, 2013
Are hotels required to give groups credit for unsold rooms that are resold to another party? The answer depends on the wording in the contract.

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